Istanbul, Turkey
Date: Lodging: Distance: Total:
16/02/1999 Hyatt Regency Istanbul 771 KM 7560 KM

PHOTOS
 
The carpet inside the Blue Mosque outlines the square for the worshipper to kneel in prayer.

Inside the Blue Mosque


 
Ceiling of the Blue Mosque

Ceiling of the Blue Mosque in Istanbul


 
The Hagia Sophia in Istanbul

Wall adornment


 
Inside 'The Harem' of the Topkapi Palace

The Sultan's throne inside 'The Harem'


 
The Blue Mosque with six minarets

Inside the Blue Mosque


 
Upstairs in the Hagia Sophia, where women were allowed to worship

Crossing the Bosphorus, which divides Europe and Asia


 
 
PAIGE'S FOOD NOTES
 
16 February 1999 - Up early 6:20 a.m. for 7 a.m. departure. I slept poorly probably because I was anxious about sleeping in Yugoslavia. Breakfast included boiled egg, thick bun of bread with butter and jam, cheese, orange juice and coffee. The meal was not great, but perhaps we are spoiled after the wonderful breakfasts in Hungary, Austria and Germany. The coffee, which looked like thick chocolate syrup, was the thickest brew I had ever seen. My cup was half full and I poured milk to the top of the cup and it still looked brown! Surprisingly the coffee was delicious and sweet even - it's the Turkish influence already.

 
VIDEO
 
On the road - Turkey
 
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